Microsoft Loop is the latest app from Microsoft to help teams think, plan, and create together like never before. We have been listening to many customers in our early feedback sessions, and in these sessions a pattern emerged. Every person we spoke to valued collaboration. And they continued to struggle even with the latest iteration of tools. To get past the blank page. To communicate clearly. To stay aware of the work of others. And to keep track of knowledge and resources. We hear you; this is why we're leveraging AI to reinvent collaboration. So, you can focus on the parts you love.
We are finally ready to share what we’ve been working on. And we’re excited for you to play a part in shaping this AI-powered future! To make that happen we are introducing the Experiments tab within Loop Settings, a place to opt-in to cutting-edge features.
We know that it can be hard to get started from a blank page. Finding the right word, understanding the next steps to attack a problem, and capturing an idea in writing can be a drag – or a great opportunity for a spark of inspiration.
We hope you can let Copilot spark your inspiration. With AI-powered suggestions, Copilot will generate content based on what you ask it to create. Because it’s integrated into Loop, you and your colleagues will be able to collaborate in real-time on the content it generates.
To get started, cycle through some examples with the Create, Brainstorm, Blueprint, and Describe buttons. There are many directions you can take with Copilot, so we also invite you to write your own requests from scratch. Explore and unblock collaboration with the power of AI.
Participants in our initial feedback sessions love that they can continue to work with Copilot even after it generates initial text - and we think you will too. You and your team will be able to edit the content directly and continue to build on the output by asking Copilot to change the tone, format, content, and more. The history allows you to rewind and explore without fear of losing any work. With Copilot you're in control.
We can’t wait to see how you will use Copilot in your day-to-day work. Please share feedback with us in the comments section of this blog or in-app using #Copilot in your feedback so it routes directly to our product team.
Who can use Copilot?
What can I use Copilot in Loop for?
There’s a ton of potential here. While we guide you towards writing requests with our examples, these should not limit how you use Copilot in Loop. With a little context and guidance, Copilot can be used for almost anything. For example, here are some things you can try:
Once Enabled, how do I use it?
Where can I learn more about Microsoft’s commitment to Responsible AI?
When you have a vision for a project, you just want to get rolling. It’s often hard, though, because the “stuff” that makes up a project is scattered. You have to switch between different applications, make connections across existing resources, and go through the manual process of aggregating all project-related collateral. All while breaking organizational siloes.
Jumpstart helps you set the foundation. It’s designed to help you quickly cherry-pick your starting materials from a set of AI-powered suggestions. Gather important content from SharePoint or OneDrive for Business into your workspace, all without leaving the context of Loop.
Based on the name of the workspace, we begin to surface an initial set of files. If you give Loop additional context by providing a set of keywords, we’ll cast a wider net and show more suggestions. Then, all you need to do is shuffle through the result tabs, select the files you want to pull in, and click Create. They’ll show up in your Loop workspace’s left navigation pane shortly after the workspace is created.
We’re hoping that this experience will empower you to make connections beyond a simple file search. With Jumpstart, you can bring materials into the workspace that are directly – or even tangentially – related. Who knows, it might help your team spark a lightbulb moment and add depth to your project.
You can help us continue to build out this feature by leaving comments below or tagging #Jumpstart in your in-app feedback. How can our suggestions better serve your needs, even after workspace creation? What other kind of “stuff” would you want to pull into your workspace? We’re all ears.
How do I enable and use Jumpstart workspace?
What kind of content can I pull into my workspace?
We also wanted to share a sneak peek of some upcoming AI-powered features that will help improve the way you work together with others. Two of the biggest pain points we hear from you are how challenging it can be for your team to quickly come up-to-speed on what happened and decide what to do next. Endless notifications and fast-moving projects make it hard to quickly determine where your time is best spent.
In the next few months, Loop will help you make sense of everything that’s going on with new AI-powered summarization capabilities. Whether it’s returning to a project after that vacation, smoothly handing off work between teammates, or getting the high-level overview of a page, these new summarization experiences will help you and your team stay in sync and on track so you can dive back in with confidence. Be on the lookout for more details soon.
We’re excited about the path you’ve guided us to with AI in Loop – and we’d love your continued input along the way. Please be sure to keep an eye out for new features and let us know if you have any suggestions by using the #Copilot or #Jumpstart tag in your feedback, or simply leaving a comment in the comment section below.
We can't wait to see how you will use AI in Loop to uplevel your work!
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